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Help Lavanya nurse Bailey's ear injury

Hello all. This is a request to help us raise money for the treatment and care of my foster, Bailey. My friends and I routinely nurse and foster strays and abandoned pets and get them ready to find new and more understanding families. Bailey is the newest addition to our pack and we need your help to help him out! 

Bailey is a 5 to 6-year-old Pomeranian who I found walking along Race Course Road, Guindy, Chennai on 23rd March 2019. He was happily walking under cars and in the middle of traffic with a badly bruised ear. All I could see was the left side of his face and neck completely covered in blood and dirt. I took him in, leashed him to secure him and to take a look at his injury and to give him some food and water. He is a very calm dog, very uncharacteristic of his breed and allowed me to check him. His ear seemed very badly hurt and had a couple of maggots in it.

I took him to blue cross and admitted him there for a few days. They shaved the fur around the wound and cleaned up the maggots. I then pulled him out to foster him at home. We took him to SKS pet hospital for a diagnosis and a basic clean up. The vet at blue cross gave us an otitis diagnosis which the vets at SKS corroborated. His outer ear canal seems almost completely maggot-eaten, so much so that we can now see cartilage directly rather than skin. He has been prescribed drops and medicines besides some antifungal ointments to help deal with the injury.

According to his diagnosis, the inner flaps of the ear canal that are supposed to be closer together have opened out due to the maggots and the consequent damage. Hence, when it fixes itself, it is likely to grow back closer to each other, threatening to shut the canal and block hearing in his left ear. The vets are working on avoiding that by closely monitoring him.
He is yet to be vaccinated and neutered.

We are rescuers who foster animals to the best of our capabilities. If you have supported us through our journey with Rambo, you are already privy to the work we do. I and a few friends of mine try and foster one to two animals at a time and try and get them adopted to good responsible families. We need all the help we can get with this case as we are very low on funds. We hope you will help us get Bailey to prime health so we can find him a good home and family.



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14th April 2019
*Bailey | final update*

Unfortunately we lost Bailey. He hadn't been looking good for the last few days and if you've been following our updates about him, you'd know that he had multiple complications - bladder stones, enlarged heart, infected liver and spleen, plus an aggressively otitis-affected ear. With us, he'd eat and follow us around and everything, but would absolutely refuse medication. He wasn't vaccinated so we couldn't risk being too stern with him either so we admitted him at SKS Veterinary Hospital.

Sadly, the boy had too many conditions to be able to recover fully. The day I went to see him a few hours before he passed on, i took him a box of home cooked food so we could spend some time, see if a familiar face made a difference. He recognised me and began struggling to stand. He was very obviously agitated and it breaks my heart to remember that entire episode. We then realised he was struggling to breathe. He was given a few sprays from a nebuliser and given oxygen. A check showed that his lungs were filled with fluid. He also began getting these periodic twitches that looked like mini-seizures. This worried the doctors who took a while to monitor him. He came back with a canine distemper diagnosis.

It was up to us to take a call. We took a call that if he doesn't respond to medication, which up until then his body was completely rejecting, we would let him go..
We informed the doctors and said we'd take a call after my work  and we'd be prepared for it to go either way. We just wanted Bailey to see us and know he was around people who cared for him before he went to sleep.

It is cruel though because Bailey died an hour before the time we had set ourselves. He died in pain/discomfort but worse, we couldn't be there to just love him a little till the end. So many what ifs hover over this episode for me but it doesn't change how he went.

I don't want to do the useless emotional thing here. We will process our grief. Life hasn't stopped, and it can't afford to either but Bailey lives on, in memory and guilt and a will to do better for whoever knocks on our door next.

Bailey's fundraiser saw many of you contribute and we are so grateful. We have heavy bills to pay that we're managing. Thank you for everything and we're sorry we let you and Bailey down. We hope you will continue to stick with us in spirit and any other way you can for our other animals.






*Bailey | final update*

Unfortunately we lost Bailey. He hadn't been looking good for the last few days and if you've been following our updates about him, you'd know that he had multiple complications - bladder stones, enlarged heart, infected liver and spleen, plus an aggressively otitis-affected ear. With us, he'd eat and follow us around and everything, but would absolutely refuse medication. He wasn't vaccinated so we couldn't risk being too stern with him either so we admitted him at SKS Veterinary Hospital.

Sadly, the boy had too many conditions to be able to recover fully. The day I went to see him a few hours before he passed on, i took him a box of home cooked food so we could spend some time, see if a familiar face made a difference. He recognised me and began struggling to stand. He was very obviously agitated and it breaks my heart to remember that entire episode. We then realised he was struggling to breathe. He was given a few sprays from a nebuliser and given oxygen. A check showed that his lungs were filled with fluid. He also began getting these periodic twitches that looked like mini-seizures. This worried the doctors who took a while to monitor him. He came back with a canine distemper diagnosis.

It was up to us to take a call. We took a call that if he doesn't respond to medication, which up until then his body was completely rejecting, we would let him go..
We informed the doctors and said we'd take a call after my work  and we'd be prepared for it to go either way. We just wanted Bailey to see us and know he was around people who cared for him before he went to sleep.

It is cruel though because Bailey died an hour before the time we had set ourselves. He died in pain/discomfort but worse, we couldn't be there to just love him a little till the end. So many what ifs hover over this episode for me but it doesn't change how he went.

I don't want to do the useless emotional thing here. We will process our grief. Life hasn't stopped, and it can't afford to either but Bailey lives on, in memory and guilt and a will to do better for whoever knocks on our door next.

Bailey's fundraiser saw many of you contribute and we are so grateful. We have heavy bills to pay that we're managing. Thank you for everything and we're sorry we let you and Bailey down. We hope you will continue to stick with us in spirit and any other way you can for our other animals.






2nd April 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support. Your support has been truly amazing.

Bailey had not eaten or drank anything for over 26 hours and had not excreted over the same duration. We got a little worried and took him over to SKS Vet Hospital in the night to see if we could at least induce a motion. He was very warm as well.

His temperature was 103.4 and was very lethargic. The vet pressed along his backbone to see if there was any indication of pain. Bailey already worked with a lot of effort. He seemed to show signs of pain along his lower back and hip. The doctor recommended we go in for an X-ray and blood test which we did.

His blood test shows us some worrying results. His haemoglobin and PCV are very low. His platelet count is also low. His X-ray shows us an infected spleen and liver and a slightly enlarged heart. More urgently, we see over a hundred tiny stones in his kidney which explains why Bailey almost never peed and when he did, did so with a lot of effort. He will require a surgery when his vitals improve. His hip also shows slight signs of dysplasia.

For these varied conditions, their treatment and medication, we are raising the money to be collected from Rs 15000 to Rs25000 as we need to work on the ear, his health and fixing major internal organs. Bills and estimates will be uploaded as and when they are available.

We are now focusing on getting his vitals back on track before tackling every other issue. His kidney stones are priority for now, but we need to ensure he eats and drinks enough and on time so that his food and excretory movements regularize. Otherwise he will need fluids to be given intravenously from time to time to give him some energy. Reports attached.









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Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support. Your support has been truly amazing.

Bailey had not eaten or drank anything for over 26 hours and had not excreted over the same duration. We got a little worried and took him over to SKS Vet Hospital in the night to see if we could at least induce a motion. He was very warm as well.

His temperature was 103.4 and was very lethargic. The vet pressed along his backbone to see if there was any indication of pain. Bailey already worked with a lot of effort. He seemed to show signs of pain along his lower back and hip. The doctor recommended we go in for an X-ray and blood test which we did.

His blood test shows us some worrying results. His haemoglobin and PCV are very low. His platelet count is also low. His X-ray shows us an infected spleen and liver and a slightly enlarged heart. More urgently, we see over a hundred tiny stones in his kidney which explains why Bailey almost never peed and when he did, did so with a lot of effort. He will require a surgery when his vitals improve. His hip also shows slight signs of dysplasia.

For these varied conditions, their treatment and medication, we are raising the money to be collected from Rs 15000 to Rs25000 as we need to work on the ear, his health and fixing major internal organs. Bills and estimates will be uploaded as and when they are available.

We are now focusing on getting his vitals back on track before tackling every other issue. His kidney stones are priority for now, but we need to ensure he eats and drinks enough and on time so that his food and excretory movements regularize. Otherwise he will need fluids to be given intravenously from time to time to give him some energy. Reports attached.









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Please do continue supporting us and sharing the campaign with your friends and family.

Thanks
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Rs.20,000 raised

Goal: Rs.25,000

Beneficiary: Lavanya info_outline

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Anonymous donated Rs.500
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Saikiran donated Rs.500

Hope She gets well soon:)

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Ashok donated Rs.500
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Anonymous donated $35.71

Get well soon